Video reveals situation of indigenous women in the Peruvian Amazon and their proposals in the regions of San Martin, Ucayali and Central Forest.
The São Luiz do Tapajós mega-dam has been suspended by Brazilian authorities in a surprise turnaround that recognizes the presence of indigenous territories in the dam’s vicinity.
According to the complaint, Brazil authorized work on the Belo Monte dam, without consultation or prior, free and informed authorization by the indigenous communities of the region.
The mining has left deep scars in the Yanomami people and in their territory. Between 1986 and 1990, it is estimated that 20% of the population (1,800 people) died due to disease and violence caused by invading gold miners.
Xipaya Indians and beiradeiros (river people), are finding a life in common in the village of Tukaya on the remote reaches of the Iriri River.
In addition to the environmental impact of oil spills in the Peruvian Amazon, indigenous women of the same areas remain poor, isolated, and exposed to diseases and domestic violence.
The project’s license was granted by IBAMA after the president of Funai, João Pedro Gonçalves, approved it without consulting with indigenous people.
Indigenous federations express their sorrow and solidarity to indigenous people affected by oil spills in Chiriaco (Amazonas) and Mayuriaga in Morona (Loreto), both in indigenous ancestral lands.
The statement is from the geographer Carlos Lisboa Travassos, head of the Funai General Coordination of Isolated Indigenous. He reiterated that the territorial dispute began the conflict between the ethnic groups.
The Interethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Rainforest (AIDESEP), in a statement, expressed its regret and indignation with governments for the deaths of 13 indigenous infected by bovine rabies.